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Louise Blouin Tells Media Reporter to Stop the Harassment

ArtInfoLogoNever a dull moment at Louise Blouin Media. Especially when the New York Post‘s Keith J. Kelly inserts himself into the mix.

Per Kelly’s latest LBM dispatch, he dropped by the company’s offices late last week to inquire about an outage of the outfit’s main website (since fixed). The receptionist informed Kelly that Blouin was in a meeting, so he left his business card:

Later Thurday afternoon, Blouin e-mailed me to say, “We had someone hack in. I will ask you to stop harassing us. And never to email us [or come] to our premises again.”

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In Wake of Tumultuous Departures, Louise Blouin Media Announces New EIC

Last week, New York Post media reporter Keith J. Kelly had the scoop on a shake-up at Louise Blouin Media. Depending on which side was talking, the departure of editor-in-chief Ben Genocchio and several colleagues was either voluntary or forced/contractual.

SarahPHansonPicAs Genocchio prepares to launch rival site Artnet News next Monday, his former employer has found a successor from within for both the print and digital content side – Sarah P. Hanson (pictured). From today’s announcement:

“Sarah is a leading expert in the art market industry, and it is with great pleasure that we have her spearheading BlouinArt+Auction,” said Louise Blouin, CEO and chairman of Louise Blouin Media. “This is a time of enormous growth for BlouinArt+Auction. Revenues have continued to increase within recent months, and our March issue is up significantly compared to previous years.”

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Former Village Voice Vet J. Hoberman Gets New Gig

J. Hoberman, The Village Voice veteran who was let go in early January, has a new gig. He has been named Chief Film Critic of Blouin Artinfo. Variety reports that Hoberman will team up with Film Editor Graham Fuller to help expand the site’s coverage.

Louise Blouin, Chairman of Louise Blouin Media, had quite the quote ready to go when announcing the addition.

“In an age where the accessibility to information is more universal than ever, we are continuing to challenge the boundaries of traditional news mediums by providing original content that stimulates, aids and enhances the progress of cultural dialogue in our global community,” Blouin told Variety. “To have two film critics of this caliber reflects the deep commitment on the part of Blouin Artinfo to build upon the strengths of our existing platform.”